Rising Voices is a collection of poems in Honour of Professor Remi Raji. Complied and edited by Wole Adedoyin.
Who can ever fathom that there is anything fleshy about
the within of a coconut,
Not to talk of the exuberant whiteness in that brown dusty yam,
Can you fathom the bitter sweet taste of the bitter leaf?
Or even the thorny part of the rose,
These are facts that confront us more often than not
When we look and judge things with eyes so close
On this side of eternity where things do not appear in
their true forms
It is highly recommended we walk circumspectly
If without thought, we recklessly survey a package,
We will definitely go down with the wreckage.
Who are we? Who is a man? What is our true definition?
Face value, speech, and etiqu...